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Cast without Banners: S8 E5 – The Bells

Logan and the Maester of Los Angeles, Jono, discuss season 8 episode 5 of Game of Thrones, The Bell, including Varys going out on his own terms like a badass, how Weiss and Benioff are trying too hard to subvert expectations and have fumbled the ending, the season 8 Tyrion Lannister character assassination, Miguel Sopachnik’s BRILLIANT directing accompanied by subpar writing, celebrities cameos in Game of Thrones history, the uselessness of the Golden Company, how Dany’s rapid Mad Queen descent has betrayed everything her character stood for, if CleganeBowl lived up to the hype, and our big problem with the prophecies throughout the show.

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Cast without Banners: S8 E3 – The Long Night

Logan is joined by the Maester Jono and Ser Dave of the Blackwater to discuss the most ambitious and over the top battle scene in cinema history, whether our expectations were subverted via how The Night King found his demise, the lack of Azor Ahai prophecy & overall lackluster foreshadowing, the World War Z element of the wights, Melisandre’s narrative coming to a close, we pour one out for a few of our favorites that didn’t make it out alive, and break down Weiss & Benioff’s post show comments.

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Cast without Banners: S8 E1 – Winterfell

Logan, Jono, and Dave are back discussing HBO’s Game of Thrones covering the season 8 premier, Winterfell. Topics covered include the new opening animation, where HBO was spending the CGI budget, the symmetry and rhyming of the pilot with the season 8 premier, where the hell Ghost went, Brans newfound subtlety, Young Lord Umber being the first devastating death of the season, the excessive amount of happy reunions, what Aragorn’s thoughts on taxation are, Jono’s new theory on not creating theories anymore, who tf Harry Strickland is, Ed Sheeran’s beloved return to Westeros and so much more!

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Cast without Banners: Game of Thrones Season 8 Preview/Betting Odds

Logan, Jono, and Dave are back from the hibernation that was the 2 year wait between Game of Thrones seasons and break down who will sit on the throne at the end of the show, the lack of leaks for the 2 years between seasons, if Weiss and Benioff will follow George R.R. Martins blueprint of subverting expectations in the series finale, we try to wrap up a few unfinished threads that were sprinkled throughout the whole show, and finally we discuss what would constitute a satisfying ending to the show (aka anything but Return of the King.)

Cast without Banners: Game of Thrones S7 E7, ‘The Dragon and the Wolf’- Incest, Yay! – w/ Paris Lay

Logan, Vine, and Paris break down the season 7 finale, The Dragon and the Wolf, covering the G19 White Walker meetings in King’s Landing, Jamie’s character transformation, the downfall of Littlefinger and the frustration of the poor writing in the Winterfell storyline, explore the Valanquar theory, the epic breaking down the Wall, and Jono jumps on the pod towards the end to give his thoughts.

Cast without Banners: Game of Thrones S7 E6, ‘Beyond the Wall’- Jorah is Bae – w/ Olivia Olson

Jono, Vine, and Logan are joined by the voice of Marceline the Vampire Queen, Olivia Olson to discuss the penultimate episode of season 7 of Game of Thrones, ‘Beyond the Wall.’ Topics covered range from gushing over the dragons and their epic carnage, to our frustrations over travel time and poor planning/writing. We dish on theories including Bran being every Brandon Stark in history, what’s going to happen at the big meeting in the finale, what Cersei has up her sleeve, and how Weiss and Benioff have gone soft in killing off main characters.

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Cast without Banners: Game of Thrones S7 E5, ‘Eastwatch’ – Suicidal Squad w/ Paris Lay

Logan, Jono, and Viney are joined by Paris Lay to discuss Game of Thrones season 7 episode 5, Eastwatch. Topics include Dickon Tarly’s brief character arc, Tyrion’s potential for betrayal, the budding romance between Jon and Dany, Cersei employing Tywin-esque tactics, the idiocy of Tyrion’s plan, the increasingly rapid pacing of the show, Gendry’s epic return and nod to his father, Gilly’s insanely important throwaway discovery, and the upcoming Suicide Squad sequel taking place north of the wall.

Cast without Banners: Game of Thrones S7 E4, ‘The Spoils of War’ – Syrio Forel Swagger

Logan and Jono discuss the epic fourth episode of season seven of Game of Thrones, The Spoils of War, including the continued HBO episode leaks, the Stark children messing up Littlefingers plan, do a deep dive into the significance of the dagger Baelish gives Bran, Jon’s cave dates and the potential romance between Snow and Khaleesi, Arya showing her family her journey through fighting, and the episode concludes with a fanboy fest about the battle at the supply train.

Cast without Banners: Game of Thrones S7 E3, ‘The Queen’s Justice’ / The Vine Remembers

Jono, Logan, and Viney discuss the HBO cyber attack before jumping into their recap of episode 3 of season 7, The Queen’s Justice. Topics of discussion include the epic political conversation between Jon and Dany, the new locations showed, Euron’s parading around King’s Landing, the last we ever see of the Dornish, Cersei’s transformation into Tywin/The Mad King, Bran becoming HAL 9000, and Lady Olenna’s final proclamation.

Cast without Banners: Game of Thrones S7 E2, ‘Stormborn’+ COMIC CON Trailer Reviews

Jono, Logan, and Viney come together to discuss the latest trailers from Comic Con (Justice League, Thor: Ragnarok, Ready Player One, Stranger Things, & Westworld) until 16:05, before discussing episode 2, season 7 of Game of Thrones, Stormborn,  with everything from new details in the intro, Dany’s war strategy discussions, the political battle between Jon and Sansa, Qyburns master plan, Nymeria reconnecting with Arya, Hot Pie’s hot pies, and finally the naval battle between the Greyjoys.

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